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Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
washington now. and it's all moving toward central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the r
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> an earthquake shakes maryland. thousands wake up to the un experience. is there any damage? >>> hello, i'm don scott and here's what people are talking about today rare quake that rattled windows and nerving across the state. it shook some awake and it has several firing off questions and comments. we're live with the seismic event. we'll have more on the earthquake with tim williams and we'll again with alex demetrick who's live with the people that felt it. >> reporter: good afternoon, don, this was an unusual event. as the earthquakes go, it may not have been that big, but it set a record in maryland. it sent a lot of nerves on edge. >> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country and the city and the state shook around 5:00 this morning with a 3.6 shake. >> my dog woke me up wining and crying and then the earthquake happened. i couldn't figure out what happened and i had never experienced one before. after that, she went up to sleep. >> it's small, but it's stronger than what we recently experience. most of the earthquakes are in the magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> report
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >> your children are not safe any where at any time. >> reporter: for 23 days in 2002, dc, maryland and virginia were paralyzed by fear of the d.c. snipers. 13 people shot, 10 died. john muhammad master minded the killings. the trigger man, now 23-year- old malvell is speaking to william shatner for a new tv series. he says there were more than two others in on the murderous plans but they backed up. >> there were supposed to be three to four snipers. in this way you could do a lot more damage. >> there were grander plans to kill more people. >> he came out and shot me with a .22 handgun. >> shatner told wjz he doesn't know whether to believe malvo if there were more coconspirators. >> i got the greatest insight of what was in muhammad's mind. i don't think lee knows either. all he knows is the stories that muhammad told him. >> reporter: this phone interview reveals malvo contradicts himself. they were never able to confirm that any of the coconspirators were out there. >>> malvo is serving a life sentence. the show aftermath will air another special on the dc snipers next month. >>> r
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. approaching this. and across portions of southern maryland. the charles county area. that will be moving into st. mary's and southern portions of calvert county. watch out for that. in the city portions and west, we have been cleared out. we still have these watches and advisories in effect. let's take a look at the computer. enemy 7:00 tonight. for the area south and east of the region. as i mentioned, the flash flood warning until 6:00 tonight for the baltimore area east. at least it was still in effect a few minutes ago. >>> tim has a look at the outback. >> they definitely were, bob. for a very short time, a lot of places got the rain. and since we've put these totals on, other places have gotten even more rain. this is a sampling around the area. take a look. we've gotten about one and a third inches. a little less than half an inch at bel air. and bwi marshall. columbia saw 6/10ths of an inch. we're definitely dealing with this rain moving on through. right now, there's standing water on television hill, getting steamy, with temperatures that went from the 90s down into the
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland. she was on a mission trip with her church. . >> reporter: vick, emily kerstetter's is stable, she called home, shared laughs with family and friends. but the family spokesman says even though she is good spirits she has a very long road to recovery. emily kerstetter's' recovery is far from over with more surgeries scheduled and new health dangers for the 16-year- old who was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda. a spokesman woman shared the latest on her condition. >> she had a blood clot in her vein, in her leg. they scheduled her for another test to see what her oh vains were doing. >> she spoke to em expem said she the in good spirits. >> she doesn't remember anything from the explosion which i think is good. >> the leader remembers the aftermath, writing i touched my own face and head because i could taste blood and felt warm liquid which i assumed was blood. i had no idea what happened. as people were screaming and moaning i know the thought flashed through my head, bombs. it was a flash of a finger and a blink of an eye, everything was chaos. >> her injuries are bad
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
customers that their bills could be higher depending on how much energy they use. maryland has roasted on a number of days under the scorching sun this summer. the price for cool air can cause few stacks of green backs. if you constantly run your ac, you can prepare for higher than normal bills because of the extreme hot june and july. >> we strongly encourage our customers to reduce usage. >> 18 days were under 90 degrees. last year in june there weren't any days under 80 degrees. susan brown and her family say they are not affected by energy spikes because they use energy building. >> i don't have a problem with my bg & e bill because i am on the budget plan and my budget has been $237 for a couple of years. >> reporter: the average high for m maryland, 79.9 degrees and we're going to get even hotter. >>> new developments tonight in the gulf oil crisis just a short time ago. the federal government ordered dozens of ships to evacuate the site of the broken well as tropical storm bonnie is expected to head straight for it. here's a look at the ruptured well under water after several days
CBS
Jul 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, speeding, and drunk driving threaten maryland's roadways. this holiday, police are out in force. >>> good evening, i'm gigi barnett. adam may has the night off. that is what people are talking about right now. the fourth of july holiday brings a big risk for drivers. a new state campaign could help decrease the number of fatalities this weekend. suzanne collins has more on how police are keeping the roads safe this weekend. suzanne? >> reporter: let's say they are out in force and especially en route to the ocean and western maryland, gigi. we understand they are not only focusing on drunk driving but also drugged driving. it's a bang up weekend for a party. there will be alcohol consumed and a massive number of cars on the road traveling. this combination means more crashes so police have set up special enforcement details. >> holiday weekends means more traffic on the road, more speeders trying to reduce the travel time, which by the way, doesn't work. also, a lot more drunk drivers on the road. >> reporter: there's also a new campaign to not only arrest drunk drivers but drugged driver
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
held at the western maryland children's center. >>> today, word of a multimillion-dollar settlement. nearly two dozen people became sick from carbon monoxide poisoning, at ruth's chris inner harbor restaurant in 2008. the victim sued the hotel that owns the restaurant. an investigation revealed it was a crack in the hotel's basement broiler equipment that caused the leak. >> today, a jury handed down a $34 million verdict to the 23 plaintiffs in the case. >>> slightly warmer and humid weather. a live look outside now. temperatures are making it into the 90s today. and it is a bilt uncomfortable. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. >> i'll agree with that. it is a bit uncomfortable. but compared to the weekend and some of the days you've had this summer, not all that horrible. yes, it is pretty warm out there. we have a couple of showers that popped up across portions of virginia. right now, it's quiet around here. just a few isolated showers. tomorrow, we have a pretty good chance of thunderstorms around the region. as a front will move across the area. and that will gi
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> brutal heat and humidity. this noon weather warnings take effect across maryland. >>> hello again. i'm jessica kartalija. here's what people are talking about. moments ago a heat advisory went into effect for most of maryland. the hot temperatures made more difficult as fire crews battled a blaze. many of them had to stop and hydrate after they put the flames out. the heat and humidity is building. baltimore city enacted its code red heat alert which emergency cooling centers are open. first, we begin with tim williams in the weather center. >> we'll show you the setup of this scenario. we have very hot air moving in from the south. it's all because of the bermuda high sitting offshore. we're looking at heat indexes in the low 100s. dangerous heat for us through today into tomorrow and into sunday before we start to get a break. for a little more of a look on how we are shaping up, let's send it to marty bass. >> it's really close out here. let's take a look at some temperatures around. what we're seeing is 94 degrees this noon hour. 94 degrees. the normal daytime high is 88
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the maryland teen injured in the terrorist attack is with the missionaries from this church in pennsylvania. they're praying for her quick recovery. the suicide bombing at this restaurant injured this 16-year- old from howard county and six other missionaries traveling with her grandmother's church in pennsylvania. >> i'm thankful to be alive. because, if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost my life. >> faith kept the congregation together and they plan to continue the work in uganda. >> we see what happens when evil is so prevalent that danger lurks. we have to face that. >> reporter: this church member's son also suffered injuries in the explosions. >> he had a hole in his leg and you could see the bone and he couldn't see out of his left eye. >> the phones are ringing constantly and folks around the country are sending e-mails to us offering prayers and encouragement. >> reporter: members of the group could have come home days earlier, but chose to stay. >> that says something about the generosity of her spirit. >> reporter: all are expected to su
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> i'm kye jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. the thunderstorms rumbling across maryland dumping a considerable amount of rain. we caught the downpours coming down a few minutes ago. the storms are heavier with thunder and lightning and others are getting some rain. first warning weather coverage, bob turk tracking the radar, we'll start with bob >> some of the heaviest rain you will see happened this afternoon. looking at radar, we have a batch of activity, it was moving east and northeast. just north of bel-air, and another batch over the city, towards chase, another batch now finally clearing the southern area, that's going to affect the city and still looking for a possible heavy downpour, dangerous lightning. >>> with this line, the heaviest threat is the rain. even with the extreatment heat last week, they were in the upper 50s to low 60s. it's much more muggy with more moisture. when we get the thunderstorms, there's a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorms. that's what we're seeing we could see flooding. we w
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, maryland's news station. >>> heat advisory. more hot and humid weather again today, but will we break a record? >>> hello again. along cold spring lane people are braving the high temperatures. people are wondering whether there's any relief on the way. taking a look at the inner harbor you can see there's a few clouds in the sky but that's doing little to keep that heat away. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. another nursing home evacuated because of nursing home problems but we begin with marty bass in the weather center. >> reporter: hello, jess. good afternoon, everybody. let's look at the watch, warning and advisory. we have a heat advisory in effect and you're going to be hearing me over the next minute and a half and then during our weather segment. talking about how it's actually an easier day on the body than the past few. but do understand, we're going to a high of 96 today, and that's extreme. heat advisory in effect. let's take a look at some temperatures. around 91 on tv hill and in d.c. hagerstown 92. 82 ocean city. oakland, maryland out in the mountains, no
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> community outrage. hundreds gather to demand a crack down on violence after a murder of a hopkins researcher. why people are angry and the steps being taken to prevent another tragedy. hello, everyone, i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. murder has -- many are asking how it's possible that two repeat offenders were walking the streets of baltimore that night. live at the murder scene, kelly mcpherson spoke with city leaders about how the tragedy could have been avoided. >> this is where mckaren died and this is where hundreds gathered to figure out how this tragedy may be prevented again in the future. stephen mckaren was robbed and stabbed to death. his murder is resonating with the entire city. many say they are fed up with repeat offenders. the suspects have violent criminal records. wagner violated his probation 4 times but each time avoided going back to jail. he was caught on camera robbing a man, but escaped prosecution when the victim. >> at least a hundred people showed up to this meeting. bu
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
crews are still working to restore power to thousands of maryland homes. about 116,000 homes in montgomery county, plus 20,000 in prince george's county are without electricity. another 1,000 homes are still awaiting for the ac to come back on in anne arundel county. >>> just hours ago at the start of the business day in london, bp announced tony hayward will be stepping down. the last day will be october the 1st. he will get a new job in russia and will be replaced by american robert dudley, a mississippi native who is in charge of the cleanup. at 6:30, bp will talk about how it has impacted the earnings. >>> another disappointing loss for the orioles. three home runs last night, including this one by jose bautista. the birds are now winless in 10 games against the blue jays. >>> the ravens top draft pick sergio kindle will miss all of training camp after falling down two flights of stairs. it's unclear whether he will get to play at all this season. the rookies reported yesterday. the defensive tackle showed up early, coming off of surgery on his chest. he said he's ready. >>>
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost m
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
lights and sirens. in maryland that same year, 2544 were involved in accidents. people died in those. >> in the line of duty, sometimes we may not be able to control these things. councilwoman belinda carmichael concerned. >> it's a tough job. and we know that they rush to get to the scene and go to places where most of us would not want to go. i believe that they are careful. but there is a concern about the number of accidents and what it is costing the city. >> reporter: but police say their officers receive special training to drive cautiously. and point to the numbers as proof of their safety. >> we respond to 1.2 million calls a year. and we have a very, very low number of accidents. >> reporter: police say this in latest accident, the officer involved, and the driver of the other car are both in good condition. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> there have been no fatalities in police-involved crashes in the city this year. >>> a mentally-ill man, beat to death at a catonsville bar. tonight, the man responsible learns his fate for the cr
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> heat wave temperatures headed toward triple digits. >> how marylanders are trying to beat the heat and stay safe. >>> hello again. >> here's what people are talking about today. the sweltering heat continues. some are still working outside today like some folks in hamden who are moving. if you're working in the heat, stay hydrated. let's take a look outside. a hazy afternoon with some clouds starting to block that hot sun. mike has more on how people are dealing with this extreme heat. first, we begin with bernadette. >> reporter: good afternoon. the dog days of summer. the second heat wave already this summer, and we have a heat advisory now in effect starting at noon. just went into effect. it will continue through tomorrow at 11:00 at night. that's because this heat is still going to continue. as far as temperatures go, we're up to 99 already, 100 in d.c., 96 in ocean city. when you tactor in that humidity, it already feels like 102. as we head into this evening, our record is 101. we do think we're going break that. >> thank you very much. our weather coverage continues wi
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 4:00pm EDT
shopping and maryland is offering a tax free week. tax free items can't cost more than $100. among clothings not subject to taxes are pants, shirts, shoes and pajamas. >>> lindsay lohan surrendered to the court and began her jail sentence for violating probation. we have the report from outside the press son in los angeles. >> reporter: a crush of cameras and frenzied fans greeted lindsay lohan's entrance at beverly hills court this morning. her arrival at a lynwood jail was a smaller key. >> as with any inmate, ms. lohan was treated just like any other. obviously, this crowd is a little different. >> reporter: this isn't the first time lohan has been at the lynwood sentence. shower served 84 muds for -- minutes for a dwi. this time the sentence is nod -- 90. the 24-year-old apparently consulted with celebrity lawyer robert shapiro just days ago. while many think jail is what the once rising star needs to clean up drug and alcohol problems, her father does not. >> michael spent the day praying for his daughter. he's devastated that she's going to jail. >> reporter: her former lawye
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> prayers and support across maryland and delaware following last weekend's suicide bombing in uganda and we have new information on the condition of the howard county teen. >>> hello, i'm don scott. the leader of the group behind the bombings promising they're only the beginning. well, right now, the parents of the maryland are by her side in africa. wjz-13 and mike hellgren are live with the latest and more. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. she's stable and she had a successful surgery monday and she'll have another procedure today. her uncle says that having her parents with her has lifted her spirits. ♪ >> reporter: classmates of emily in catonsville held a prayer and support service for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including both legs shattered after an attack in uganda. that's where the teen was doing missionary work. >> she's a tough woman and she's a fighter and the support of the school and her family and friends, she's going to get through this. >> reporter: almost 100 miles awa
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
west nile virus was found in a mosquito pool in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affe
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Jul 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
state is the is his running mate. >> he's responsible for putting marylanders back to work. >> reporter: mary kane is seen as strong in business circles and since 2006, she's worked for the chamber of commerce and she's never held an elected office. >> she has a significant role in making government efficient. people will look at the degree to which she helped the government to be more efficient. >> i just think it's interesting that he chose facebook as the primary medium. four years ago, i would be surprised if he knew about it. >> it's a technique to attract attention to the campaign. >> reporter: like ehrlich, kane is a proponent of smaller government. >> given the closeness of the election, women are going to be an important voting block. >> reporter: he'll be at a charter school withkane today. >> she's married to former chairman johnkane, facing a lawsuit for fraudulent belong a federal contract, but he says it's an administrative error. >> >> a man gets a surprise while talking on his cell phone. he was hit in the face while he's talking on the cell phone. it was em
CBS
Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and maryland is in the spotlight. the public may soon learn more about the killing of yeardley love. denise. >> reporter: well, it's been nearly two months since yeardley love was found dead in her apartment and now, a judge is unsealing most of the search warrants in the case. the lacrosse player was 22 when she was killed and her former boyfriend was charged with the murder and he allegedly slammed her head against the wall. the document set to be released sent details from searches of two cars and the list of items in the student's apartments. >> she was a graduate of notre dame prep. >>> some of the miserable experiences for maryland rail commuters are sweltering heat. it all may pave the way for better rides across the country. here's more with alex demetrick. >> reporter: the horror stories of airplanes holding passengers for hours on end led for a bill of rights for travelers on air planes and now, they may have one for rail travelers. 900 travelers were trapped inside sweltering conditions. >> it was 107 degrees. >> it was terrible, it was traumatic. >> some of the people pa
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in pain. >> reporter: police raided this house just around the corner on maryland avenue, where they found the victim's blood on a door and on shoes. the victim's wallet, his iphone and several folding and fixed blade knives. back at the memorial, the victim's friend wrote of their love for him, of their pain now, how they'll never forget him, and their desire to make sure justice is served. >>> and another live look here, pit-karen's mom said that she urged him to take a cab. but he loved to walk. she said the voice that she heard that was most aggressive on the phone was the man's voice. reporting live in charles village, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. >>> wagner did not appear in court today, but remains behind bars at this hour. >>> a popular baltimore hotel remains closed after a pipe burst, forcing an evacuation. a live look from the marriott from sky eye chopper 13. vic is in the newsroom with the latest. >>> the cleanup continues after the water leak forced nearly 1,000 guests at the hotel last night. the hotel was nearly at capacity. it ha
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
about. million of marylanders were rudely awakened. the problems this quake could have caused, kelly mcpherson has the story. >> reporter: state inspectors are checking infrastructure all across the state to make sure the quake did not affect infrastructure. but a lot of people are just excited about the earthquake. >> i think that may have been an earthquake. >> reporter: did you or did you not feel the earthquake? for about three minutes the earth moved rocking homes and buildings across maryland, d.c. and virginia. >> for a moment i thought someone was in the house because i felt something, but then it stopped. >> reporter: early risers still felt they experienced what is more typical on the west coast. >> you really didn't feel it, i heard it. >> reporter: and it sounded like. >> a med sack, like it was flying over the house. suddenly i told him, something just happened. i don't know what was. i mean the whole house just shook. it totally shook. >> just like a real hard vibration on the whole house, we were in bed. >> reporter: some people were so scared by what happened friday m
CBS
Jul 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
word on the motorcycle driver's condition. that investigation is ongoing. >>> and a maryland state trooper lands in the hospital after his vehicle was struck along the side of the interstate. the trooper stopped to help a disabled vehicle on northbound 87 near benfield boulevard. that's when police say a speeding vehicle smashed right into the cruiser. the car burst into flames, the operator 35-year-old rene dwellen suffered broken legs. alcohol is suspected to be a factor in that crash. >>> well the heat just does not seem to be letting up in maryland. you can see people there with ice cream and cold drinks on their hands. paramedics say they received 10 energy calls from heat overwhelmed people alone. >> they are moving very slowly, but if you're understood beneath one of them you are definitely feeling them right now. see anything around montgomery county now dipping into howard county just south of columbia. they are moving east ward so we could hear something in the baltimore metro area in the next about half hour to one hour. farther south there are more showers. >> thanks. >
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Jul 4, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: maryland now joins the district of columbia in nearly doubling the rate at which they've been removing nitrogen. the measures will likely require costly upgrades to sewage treatment plans, and major curbs on fertilizer and manure run offs from farms. >> states need to develop plans on how they are going to achieve those reductions, and those are due by july 4th. >> reporter: according to experts, maryland is well on it way. >> every household in many maryland pays $2.50 monthly fee. if you are on a sewer system and that plan is used to crack down our plants. >> reporter: this is a plan by the state to comply. now other federal funds may be up withheld if these mandates are not met. >>> 60% of the new restrictions must be in place within the next seven years. >>> it just wouldn't be the 4th of july without a hot dog eating contest. and it's another championship year for chestnut. kobiashi was watching the contest from the crowd. but he later was arrested when he rushed the stage. those hot dog eating champions, food eating champions, what do you call them? >> okay,
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
year and there could be more after the heat wave is over. >> reporter: maryland is baking. the baltimore area is under a code red alert. the air is unhealthy. people are out exercising this morning. they should exercise caution later on in the day. >> that's a recipe for danger, for the people being out in the hot weather and not using the common sense. >> reporter: the sun is strong and it's critical to drink water. >> the people at risk are those at risk physiologically, young children and the old. they have less ability to tolerate the extremes of temperatures and dehydrations. >> if you have to be outside, keep yourself hydrated and have a hat and be mindful and listen to your body as you're outside. for the most part, try to stay indoors and in cool conditions. stay in the air-conditioning. >> reporter: maryland had six heat related deaths this year. that's the same number we had all of last year. >> >> this is not something to be messed around with. even if you're young and healthy. >> reporter: and even if you're in the city or at the beach. >> reporter: here, we've seen
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. maryland ranked 7th among the 30 coastal state with the smallest amount of waters exceeding the unsafe levels. >>> and gaining ground. firefighters work hard to contain two big wildfires in california. >> it was a scene from a horror movie, you'll see what sent these alligators into a feeding friends city. >> the forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> military officials say that the body of a navy official has been recovered and the 25-year- old has been missing since last friday. after they were attacked by the taliban fighters. they were both recovered sunday. >>> and the firefighters are making progress covering wildfires in south california. flame are threatening 150 buildings. and 25 buildings have been destroy and many are homes. no injuries have been reported. >>> a fisherman sees he's not alone! check this out. hundreds of alligators are feeding a few feet from his boat. it's not uncommon when there's food in the water. this time, they were downing a school of mud fish. that's when you start paddling last the other direction. yeah, they wouldnd mind a fisherman, i
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Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maxey does have a criminal record in baltimore county. >>> the maryland teenager injured in a terrorist attack in africa is recovering after a surgery tonight. mary bubala has the latest on the teenager. >> reporter: she had just had her fifth surgery. she was on a mission with her church to help people in that nation. once her condition is stable enough she will be moved back to maryland. it's unclear when that could be and emily could undergo further surgeries in africa. >> her parents are with emily and family says that she is in very good spirits. >>> polls showing the race for maryland governor a toss up. the vice president is holding a fundraiser for governor o' malley right now. people paid hundreds just to get in the door. mike hellgren has the latest and what this means for the campaign. >> reporter: president obama still very popular here in baltimore. the vice president showed up within the past half hour and he should raise a pretty penny for democrats. $250 is what it costs to get in the door. $1,000 for vip access. the vice president's motorcade rolled into the h
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland's highest court entered, more than an observer and his plans to build the largest slot casino was being challenged to put it to a vote interest aa county citizens. >> casino does not belong next to a neighborhood. >> we feel the right and the court of appeal will do the right thing. >> and if it is defeated at the polls, there is the promise of serial referendum. >> countered by arguments of the supporters. >> there has to be access to government. >> i can't read the judge's mind. i'm hopeful because i know what's right, and what's right is that a casino doesn't belong in a parking lot of the mall. >> that leaves the slots at 11 mills up to county voters to decide, and could still win, and if not the jockey club is hoping to get slots at laurel park, but they are offering what he says is a sure thing. >> the state of maryland is losing revenue every day, and when it's going out of state it's a lot of money. we could more or less take care of a great deal of the deficit with this one casino. but we're trying our best. >> with today's ruling the refem will go on the ballots on e
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Jul 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
department confirms two more heat-related deaths in maryland. one victim died this week in baltimore city. the other died in june. both were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. they were found in homes without air conditioning. that brings the total of heat- related deaths this year to 10. >>> meanwhile, the summer's hot temperatures are bringing big trouble across the state. about two-thirds of maryland are in an agricultural drought declaration. they are described as moderate drought to abnormally dry. let's look live outside right now. and looking at the big flags on federal hill. and you can see the drivers outside today. and i don't know about rain. let's go to the weather center now. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> we have showers around. not anything in the baltimore region. east of us, and west of us, right now, we're kind of caught in between. but looks like things will be improving tonight and tomorrow. a few showers over the eastern shore. a little down around the salisbury. not a whole lot. but the bulk of the activity going on out west. region
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Jul 6, 2010 4:00pm EDT
, we are dealing with record-breaking heat. and it is blanketing maryland. emergency personnel and power companies are ready to respond to any problems on charles street in towson, you can see the heat shimmering in the air, above these construction workers. and outside right now, it is downright stifling, to use a term from denise koch. it is like the breath of the devil. [ laughter ] i love that line. what more can you say to that? wjz is live with first warning weather. mike hellgren with more on how everyone is trying to stay cool. but first, bob turk with new record -- a new record high set just today. bob? >> justice came -- just came in about two seconds ago. our computer hadn't even had a chance to update it. just one second ago, bwi marshall, just got to 105. 105 degrees at the airport. many places at least 100. ocean city, only 88. oakland, a cool 84. and the heat index. however, the dew point, we did drop today. the heat index, this is as of a few minutes ago, was 104. essentially. there's really no heat index with the humidity as low as it is. but easton is up to 106. o
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Jul 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >>> that the black gorilla family is a racketeering enterprise, operating here in maryland throughout the state. >>> new charges, filed against more than a dozen members of the bgf gang. >>> i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. that story next on wjz. >>> optimism for the bay's oysters. new findings about the bay's health. >>> and record-setting heat. 105 degrees today. wham about tomorrow? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop out of bwi airport. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop to milwaukee for just $69 one-way. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> just hours ago. federal racketeering charges. a gang known for committing crimes throughout maryland. jessica kartalija reports, a corrections officer is also c
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Jul 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> hot as an oven. maryland is baking in a heat wave. how bad will it get and how long will it last. >> i'm kai jackson and mary is off. it's a summer scorcher, it's not just uncomfortable, the temperatures are dangerous. and in centennial park, people made sure they had drinks in hand. outside, it's a hot day with clouds in addition to the heat, the air is dangerous because of smog. we're live with the first warning weather coverage and bernadette woods bern and bob turk are updating the souring numbers. >> by the way, five months ago today was the first of the big blizzards, by the way. we'll look at the temperatures. the last report at 99 degrees at dwi -- bwi and the dew point is 62 and 81 at ocean city and 87 and the heat index is still around 101 degrees. 92 at ocean city and 95 at oakland. it's about miserable everywhere accept on the water. and bernadette woods is joining us from, i guess a rather warm out back with a look at the heat. >>> well, it definitely is hot outside. as anyone knows. i want to show you tomorrow, temperatures a degree or two highier and because o
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Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> the problems here illustrate the danger in maryland. two recent deaths has been linked to the heat, and that is bringing the deaths for this summer related to the heat up to eight. >>> four shipmen are being treated today after enduring the heat on a training course. >> we had to go and get water breaks every 10 minutes. >> the good news is all of the residents are safe. and no one received any injuries from the heat. >>> jessica, back to you. >> thank you, andrea. >>> rescuers are trying to rescue a puppy that has been trapped in the sewer for five days. last night, they lured the mother down hoping that would help, but it was unsuccessful >>> deliberations continue today in the koontz murder trial. there were several questions to the judge asking if there was a preplanned trip to florida before she killed her husband. >>> yeardley love and her picture has been mourned acrossed america. strangers were touched by her murder in may. >> it hit me hard, the senselessness, the aspects that overwhelm people. >> the lacrosse player has been charged with murder. an autopsy report released
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Jul 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
jersey wall along the baltimore beltway today killing a woman. maryland state police say that 48-year-old denita haselbar was exiting the freeway. police say haselbar suffered of head injuries. >>> tonight charges are pending against a baltimore driver who hit a teenager and a child. the accident happened right here this afternoon in the intersection of east fayette street. >>> there is a political fire storm brewing in baltimore city pitting big business against the government. the issue here is a living wage, and caught in the middle is workers who could get a big bump in their paycheck. >> reporter: baltimore city passed the first living wage law. >> we are in the process of replacing those old manufacturers jobs and trying to get descend paying jobs for the people of baltimore city. >>> mary pat clark says her bill is aimed at large national retailers like target and wal- mart expanding their presence in the city. business that gross more than $10 million a year would have to pay workers $10.57 an hour. that's more than $3 above minimum wage. >> it's just another way to make busin
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Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
temperatures has maryland baking. >> red hot. very -- it can make you tired. you don't want to go outside. >> i just feel like i could just collapse. it's so hot out here. >> reporter: uncomfortable. and deadly for three more marylanders who recently died from heat-related illnesses. a total of 16 so far this year. most had underlying medical conditions. since july 1st, there have been more than 800 hospital visits across the state, linked to heat or dehydration. >> pay attention. the types of conditions to look out for are extreme sweating, nausea headache, cramping. these are the kinds of things that if you're feeling those, respond to them right away. >> reporter: not only is it potentially dangerous. the heat is also expensive to deal with. bge says even if you never touch your thermostat in the next few days, your next bill will likely be higher. >>> if it's 95 degrees outside, your air conditioning unit is going to work harder to maintain that 78 or 80-degree temperature than it would if it were only 85 outside. >>> with so many using power, air conditioning is not part of brutal wo
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Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
help our situation. vic? >> that it will, bob. >>> tonight, most of maryland is in the early stages of the drought. first warning weather coverage continues now with mike schuh, and more on how the dry conditions are affecting farmers around the state. >> reporter: farmer the across maryland are concerned that their crops are going to turn as brown as this hillside. they need rain. and they need it now. >> reporter: this is the sound of survival. lucky to have irrigation to tide him through this drought. he's throwing water on his crops to get enough moisture to keep them alive. >> i can't salvage everything. but we'll do what we can. >> reporter: moving all of this water is expensive. by the time he fuels the farm's tank, if the clouds don't drop rain, he'll see them again next week. >> when you start to make your own rain and not what the good lord gives us every day, you see him a lot. >> reporter: the expense bill is worth it, if he doesn't lose the crops on his 700 acres. >> watermelons are called water- melons for a reason. they need a lot of water. i'm nursing what i have. >>
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Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
would have been celebrating has 21st birthday tomorrow. >>> thousands of marylanders are still in the dark tonight after serious storms pounded the state, knocking out power and toppling trees. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bernadette woods has a closer look at the system. we begin with derek valcourtux track -- valcourt, tracking the area. >> you are talking about pretty powerful winds with that storm, able to knock down hundreds of trees across the region, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes. and even responsible for the deaths of two marylanders. >> reporter: the powerful storm raced through maryland, hitting some of the washington, d.c. suburbs hardest, places like montgomery county. >> kind of blew us from out of nowhere. and winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds or anything. but as bad of wind as we can get around here. >> reporter: sky eye 13 over the damage in northern county. >> it was scary. >> bob cabahay. had strong stone chimney kept a massive, splintered tree from crushing the house. but in beltsville, prince george's county,
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
temperatures blazed again across maryland, another nursing home, liberty heights, health and rehab center in baltimore, had to be evacuated because of air conditioning problems, after the state health department made a surprise visit. >> we ultimately call the all of the assisted livings, to see if anyone else was in trouble. we were particularly concern about liberty highlights because we were notified that they had, in fact, had elevated temperatures. >> we were investigating the possible need for assistance for patients through the heat conditions. >> reporter: health officials were on heightened alert. >> difficulty breathing. >> reporter: after a patient's 911 call revealed air conditioning problems at another facility yesterday. raven wood in west baltimore. 150 people were moved elsewhere, including eric frost, who is settling in at genesis in homewood today. >> it was hot. it was hot. >> it is important to act quickly. these are the state's most vulnerable citizens. they have the greatest healthcare needs. >> none of the patients at either facility were injured. but maryland did r
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Jul 7, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
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Jul 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the evening news. >>> giving maryland's best breathing room that's as we continue. >>> attempted carjacking caught on tape. they need to find the victim. we'll explain. >>> serial killer suspect. latest on a murderer who targets mothers and daughters in maryland. we continue with vic after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 4:30 and sunny. and thanks for staying with us. and police identify a serial killer. he is responsible for mother- daughter murders in prince george's county. whit johnson reports for wjz news. >> reporter: place say that jason thomas scott is a serial kill weir the blood of five women on his hands. on tuesday the former ups worker was indicted in the murders of two of the women. >> we'll seek life without parole. >> reporter: he murdered a 42- year-old delores dewit and her daughter ebony. their bodies were found in a stolen car after it had been set on fire. scott is the prime suspect in three other prince george's county maryland murders including karen and her daughter who were found shot to death in their home in january of last year. and in 2008. anoth
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
home. >> reporter: but that's not happening, aaa is estimates 658,000 marylanders will be out for the weekend. if you need a ride this weekend but you don't have one, at any point you can call tipsy taxy twaopb between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. that number, 1-877-963-taxi. >>> police will also be riding on nta buses and light rail all weekend for an extra layer of security. >>> congressman drewburger introduced a bill to protect passengers. the bill comes after a series of marc delays, including one called the hell ride. passengers were trapped for two hours in extreme heat. the new bill requires that water be provided for passengers among other things. >>> two suspected russian spies have reportedly confessed to living with a false identity. >>> employment rate dipped slightly to 9.5%. experts say 200,000 jobs a month need to be added in order to sustain a recovery. only 83,000 were added last month. >>> finally some progress in the clean up of the gulf oil spill in the wake of hurricane alex. here's a live look under water at the still leaking spill. more oil skimmers were back out t
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Jul 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, everyone. a maryland home ener is at the center of the biggest international spy flop since the cold war. next on wjz eyewitness news, i'll tell you exactly how and what people are saying about it. >>> environmental battle, a federal lawsuit is filed against a baltimore steel plant. did the company pollute area water ways. >> the birds were in texas taking on the rangers. find out if the winning streak continues. taking a live look outside, we got some much-needed rain yesterday. what about the rest of the weekend? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in our first warning weather forecast. >>> and the 5k will begin in seconds. i'm sharon gibala live off reisterstown road where the miles that matter race is just about to begin. details coming up. eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. temperatures comfortably in the 70s this morning. much more comfortable morning than we had yesterday. a little rain yesterday through the area. all of the rain is gone to answer your qu
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
agents were arrested. >>> this week's sweltering heat is responsible for death tonight. maryland officials say there are two more heat-related illnesses in the state. one died this week. the other died in june. both had serious underlying conditions and were found inside their homes without air conditioning. some relief tonight from the heat as there was a slight drop in temperatures. a live look outside now shows clouds moving in, as well as a chance of thunderstorms. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. >>> a lot of shower activity going on. take a look at radar. all across the western areas of our region. a lot of showers showers and storms. all moving slowly off to the east. hopefully we'll get some of this activity late tonight. right now, northeast of us, a few light, pop-up showers, and down to the southeast of the baltimore region. a nice little batch of thundershowers. route 50 between salisbury vienna and cambridge. and we're looking forward to this. moving into our region late tonight. we hope to get at least a prett
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Jul 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com >>> a maryland homeowner involved in the biggest spy swap since the cold war. tonight, we have new reaction from his baltimore county neighbors. >>> good evening, and thanks for joining us. i'm adam may. one of the high-profile russian prisoners is back on u.s. soil and may be returning to his home in comeysville. weijia jiang has the latest. >> reporter: many are wrapping their heads around the fact that one of the prisoners could be returning to the state to live. 59-year-old alexander spent the past seven years in a russian prison. on friday, the former kgb colonel flew into dulles international airport. he's one of four convicted of spying for the west, released by moscow in the biggest spy swap since the cold war. thousands of miles away, quiet cockeysville is what he called home since 1997. he once lived in this upscale private community on high field court and still owns a house on willow vista way where his son and family live where neighbors can't believe an espionage drama has any baltimor
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Jul 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
maryland forward. >>> the case for rob rod blagojevich continues today. his brother will be a witness for his defense. >>> campaigns around the country are heating up ahead of the november election. the maryland race is bringing biden to town. he'll be campaigning for governor o'malley downtown at the hillton. he'll face off against former governor ehrlich who he unseated in 2006. >>> unemployment benefits could be extended to millions of americans. president obama is calling on republican leaders to stop blocking the bill. joel brown reports from the white house now. >> reporter: 3 unemployed workers joined president obama in the rose garden as he pointed the finger at republicans saying it was their fault that the americans lost their benefits. >> we have a responsibility to help them make ends meet and support their families, even as they're looking for another job. >> reporter: for the second time in three days, the president had tough words for the gop demanding they act now. >> the same ones who didn't have problems spending so much money on tax breaks for the wealthy is saying we s
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Jul 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
, was about 20 miles in rockville, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
powerful storm. >>> the powerful storm raced through maryland. hitting some of the washington, d.c. suburbs hardest, places like montgomery county. >> kind of blew in from out of nowhere. then winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds or anything. but as bad a wind as we can get around here. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over sparks in northern baltimore county. >> it was pretty scary. >> bob watched as trees snapped all around the house. this stock, stone -- strong stone chimney kept a tree from crushing the house. but a tree did crush this minivan, killing one woman. >> and i was told that the tree fell down, as the car was coming through. >> reporter: medics had to rush a second woman inside the minivan to the hospital. many boaters on the chesapeake bay, also caught by surprise. dnr police blame a jet skier. and they took 37 distress calls, dispatching a crew to help stench 77 people out of the water. >> we had very many very stressed out, were very worried about their situation. many people were reporting that they were taking on water. we had persons in the water.
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Jul 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
... that means work for today... but even more jobs for the future. 5700 new jobs that makes maryland more competitive in the world economy. without governor o'malley, this expansion would never have happened. his commitment to upgrading our port and fighting for our workers is unparalleled. martin o'malley, there's never a doubt who's side he's on. martin o'malley. moving maryland forward. >>> lower 70s in westminster today. nape bel air and annapolis and 77 rock hall. kent island in 76. we'll get the return of humid air and cold front tomorrow night and here come it is almost perfect weekend. and sunshine today, 92 degrees is the high. sunny to partly cloudy skies and a tad more humid and stuffy and 74 tonight. tomorrow, partly sunny and 92 is the high and afternoon thunderstorms, here's the front. the weekend bookended. that's friday and monday by 86 degrees. that's normal. and sunny with the daytime highs. not a ton of humid. >>> here's sharon with wjz traffic control. >>> we're looking at two accidents. here's one of them live. and you can see the accident there in the middle of
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